Our structural engineers design various extensions and house renovation projects. Structural extension designs that we provide for customers are namely, rear, side return, garage extensions and outbuildings.
20+ Years of experience in the field
Our structural engineers are creative innovators who use their technical minds to design structures, solve problems and shape the world around them.
As a structural engineer, you’ll design structures to withstand stresses and pressures imposed through environmental conditions and human use.
We ensure buildings and other structures do not deflect, rotate, vibrate excessively or collapse and that they remain stable and secure throughout their use. They also examine existing buildings and structures to test if they are structurally sound and still fit for purpose.
Working in close partnership with architects and other professional engineers, we help to design most structures, including houses, hospitals, office blocks, bridges, oil rigs, ships and aircraft.
We are usually responsible for choosing the appropriate materials, such as concrete, steel, timber and masonry, to meet design specifications and will often be involved in inspecting the work and advising contractors.
As structural engineers, we:
– analyse configurations of the basic components of a structure
– calculate the pressures, stresses and strains that each component, such as a beam or lintel, will experience from other parts of the structure due to human use or environmental pressures such as weather or earthquakes
– consider the strength of various materials, e.g. timber, concrete, steel and brick, to see how their inclusion may necessitate a change of structural design
– liaise with other designers, including architects, to agree on safe designs and their fit with the aesthetic concept of the construction
– examine structures at risk of collapse and advise how to improve their structural integrity, such as recommending removal or repair of defective parts or rebuilding the entire structure
– make drawings, specifications and computer models of structures for building contractors
– work with geotechnical engineers to investigate ground conditions and analyse results of soil sample and in situ tests
– liaise with construction contractors to ensure that newly erected buildings are structurally sound
– apply expert knowledge of the forces that act on various structures
– use computers and computer-aided design (CAD) technology for simulation purposes.